SO and I watched it last night... He was actually really into it- I was surprised! It really evoked some major feelings in me.. Ive always felt horrible because I ended up with a csection, but some of the things they talked about made me feel really sad! like the natural oxytocin releasing in the brain and then traveling down to the baby causes a natural love and bonding between mom and baby- we didnt have that happen! I was induced
Then the part where they told the mom they were taking her to the OR because the baby wasnt coming out- I actually cried. It made me realize that ALOT of csection mommas probably feel the same way I do!
After watching that and the VBAC episode, it just made me want to try even harder for a VBAC! I am going to be so prepared (whenever we get pregnant again)!
Anyone else hoping for a vbac?I feel like everyone should watch this documentary regardless. Im worried about my chances of having one. I was induced because of high blood pressure and protein in the urine. Our son was 9 lbs and 6 oz at birth and he never dropped which led to me having the csection because he would NOT come out! I am so determined to have one though!
Similar. Hubby got upset while watching and had to stop. He was ready to ship me off to The Farm (an hour from my moms). Watching that I joined ICAN fb group for my area and that's all helped me go for my vba2c. having an unnecessary csect x2 made me fight harder this time for the vbac. The bonding thing is what I was deprived of that makes me hate my births. Over 5 hrs of not seeing/holding my first, 1 hr w my 2nd- I was the last person everytime. I refuse to go through that again.
I personally had an incredible and empowering C-Section. I was planning an all natural birth with a Midwife, but at 41 weeks I found out baby was breech. The C-Section room was filled with a bunch of incredible women who demanded I got skin-to-skin immediately so I could bond and breastfeed my baby. It was incredible and honestly I wouldn't change my birth experience for the world! I probably am going to try for a VBAC next time, even though my experience was so positive. My MIL had my BIL via C-section because he was breech, and then proceeded to have my husband VBAC, and said it was an amazing experience.
I loved the movie. I'm actually watching the episodes now. It makes me want to strive for my natural birth plan even more. I'm so afraid it won't go the way I plan. I've been 2 times in the past week to have fluids to keep her from coming now. (I'm 38 weeks now but they're trying to get me to at least 39). They also told me the way it's looking now with all the contractions I'm having not causing anymore cervical changes if it keeps up they think I'll end up with a c-section if I have to be induced Not something I'm very fond of. I'm hoping and praying for labor to start naturally so my body will progress like it should and I'll get my natural birth that I want so I can experience birth like women were designed to.
<blockquote><b>Quoting C + I = Maci ♥:</b>" I loved the movie. I'm actually watching the episodes now. It makes me want to strive for my natural ... [snip!] ... will progress like it should and I'll get my natural birth that I want so I can experience birth like women were designed to."</blockquote>
Be careful... Sounds like they're prepping you for a csection already. With my 2nd she tried 3xs to come early and I was dehydrated so that didn't help one bit. After they stopped my labor the last time she settled down until my csect. I was in labor (again) while being taken to the OR. you just never know until its time. I'd just watch that's kinda common excuse drs give for needing a csect when you really don't. It's fine to go 2 wks over if baby isn't in distress.